Santuario: A Punk Portrait of Paty Aguirre

A film written and created by: Christian Sida & Anne-Mary Mullen
Canada, Mexico | 2021 | Spanish with English subtitles | 90 min

VIEW IN-PERSON The Cinematheque. Sat, Sept 3, 6.45 pm

Paty Aguirre, a well-known and beloved visual artist in Durango, Mexico is invited to exhibit in Vancouver, BC, Canada, making this her first trip and exhibition outside of her own country. Starting during the extravagant festivities of the Virgin of Guadalupe in northern Mexico, SANTUARIO A PUNK PORTRAIT OF PATY AGUIRRE introduces us to the vibrant, reckless, and unruly world of the artist Paty Aguirre. SANTUARIO is a playful film, with an extraordinarily beautiful and defiant character, who holds her own in a male-dominated artistic milieu in all kinds of surprising ways.

Paty Aguirre, una reconocida y querida artista plástica en Durango, México, es invitada a exponer en Vancouver, Canadá, haciendo de este su primer viaje y exposición fuera de su país. Iniciando durante las extravagantes festividades a la Virgen de Guadalupe, en el norte mexicano, SANTUARIO, EL VIAJE PERROTE DE PATY AGUIRRE es un trabajo lúdico y sabroso, con un personaje extraordinariamente bello y revoltoso.

Christian Sida Valenzuela is an independent film programmer and the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada. He is also the founder of the Festival de Nuevo Cine Mexicano en Durango. Originally from Durango, Mexico, .
Co-created with Anne-Mary Mullen (independent film programmer based in Vancouver), SANTUARIO: EL VIAJE PERROTE DE PATY AGUIRRE is their first venture into filmmaking.